Top five BIGGEST PL clubs ranked by fans around the world

first_img 5 2. In second it’s Arsenal – the Gunners have the most fans of any Premier League club in 55 different countries, including the USA, Japan and Nigeria. Click the yellow arrow above, right to find out which Premier League club is the most popular around the globe 5 3. In third place it’s Man United – the Red Devils have the most fans of any Premier League club in 23 different countries, including China and India. Click the yellow arrow above, right to find out which Premier League clubs are the two most popular around the globe Research by Twitter has revealed where fans of Premier League clubs are located around the world and we have totted up the leading clubs in each territory to find out which team can boast the biggest spread of global support.Only five clubs can claim to be the biggest followed Premier League team in at least one country, and you can find out the top five by checking out the gallery above.*Twitter’s research looked “at the official Twitter accounts for each team, using their followers as an indicator of allegiance (as opposed to, say, instances in which people mention a team while watching an interesting matchup or talking about a team’s rival)”.Some interesting findings included:Liverpool are the most followed club in the United Kingdom and other territories with historic links to Britain, including Australia and New Zealand, plus the Republic of Ireland.Manchester United are the most followed club in the world’s most populated nations, China and India.Chelsea are the most followed club by number of countries in Europe, Central America, South America, the Middle East and Asia.Arsenal are the most followed club in the USA and Canada, plus Africa.What do you think of these results? Comment below! 5 5 5. In fifth place it’s Man City, who are able to boast the most fans* of any Premier League club in just one country… Bosnia (the Edin Dzeko effect, presumably). To find out which Premier League clubs are the most popular in the biggest number of countries around the globe click the yellow arrow above, right… – *According to followers on Twitter (see explanation below). 5 1. The most popular Premier League club in terms of countries around the world is Chelsea – the Blues have the most fans of any Premier League club in 81 different countries, including Russia, Brazil and Mexico 4. In fourth place it’s Liverpool – the Reds have the most fans of any Premier League club in 13 different countries, including the UK and Australia – click the yellow arrow above, right to find out which Premier League clubs are even more popular around the globe last_img read more


Chelsea chief pleased with draw

first_imgChief executive Ron Gourlay welcomed the news that Chelsea will face Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Champions League but insisted they will not underestimate the Portuguese side.Chelsea will be at home in the second leg and the winners of the tie will face AC Milan or Barcelona for a place in the final.“It’s a good draw for us. It doesn’t matter who you get at this stage, it will be a difficult game, but it was important for us to get the away game first, so we’re pleased,” Gourlay told Sky.“We’ll worry about that game and focus on that. Then if we get through – and show spirit as we did on Wednesday evening [against Napoli] – then we can look beyond that.“We know quite a lot about Benfica because they topped Manchester United’s group. Let’s just worry about them and give them the credit they deserve.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Brett Anderson, Frankie Montas shine as A’s win Bay Bridge Series opener

first_imgOAKLAND — Brett Anderson looks ready to be a central figure in the A’s starting rotation this season.Right now, after shining throughout spring training, so does Frankie Montas.Anderson and Montas both put an exclamation point on what’s been a solid spring for both pitchers, as they combined on a three-hitter Sunday in the A’s 5-0 preseason win over the Giants in a quick first game of the Bay Bridge Series.Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar and Ramón Laureano all hit home runs for the A’s …last_img read more


The Craigslist Factor

first_imgThe average American generates about 1,500 pounds of garbage annually, and then spends lots of tax dollars disposing of it. Even as recycling has taken off across the country in recent decades, the volume of all this trash has kept growing — albeit at a slower pace. Since I research how people are using the internet to reuse products, share resources, and generally make more sustainable choices, I decided to see whether Craigslist might be helping to at least slow the pace of solid waste growth.RELATED ARTICLESAre We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?The Plastics Recycling ChallengeLet’s Mine Our LandfillsSaving Energy by Recycling New to you Craigslist is the best-known website for buying and selling, or simply giving away, used stuff. Others include Freecycle, LetGo, Gumtree, and OLX. Founded by Craig Newmark in 1995 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Craigslist rapidly expanded once internet access became widespread starting in 2000. It now operates in 413 U.S. metro regions the U.S. and the website draws more than 400 million visitors every month, mostly in North America. People in just about all of the nation’s heavily populated areas, including Abilene, Texas; Rockford, Illinois; and Hartford, Connecticut, use Craigslist. But its arrival was staggered. Furniture, clothing, and appliances are the most commonly exchanged items. But it’s also a system for ditching or obtaining everything from diapers to trucks. In a study that I recently described in the journal Management Science, I looked at whether exchanging this stuff keeps it out of landfills and incinerators. Specifically, I checked what happened in California, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, and South Carolina, five states with the best annual county-level solid waste data. Using statistical techniques, I contrasted what happened with solid waste rates in counties in those states after they became Craigslist hubs with what was going on in comparable places where it had not arrived yet. I found that the volume of consumer-generated waste declines by 3% to 5% when Craigslist becomes active in an area. I also saw that this effect persisted for at least two or three years once local residents become more apt to reusing furniture, clothing, appliances, and other stuff that they bought through Craigslist. Bigger and better garage sales Craigslist is among the more successful pillars of what is commonly known as the circular economy — that is, efforts to keep products and materials in use for as long as possible. Interestingly, it has counterparts that encourage exchanges and reduce waste within industries and in the business world. 2GoodtoWaste and the Materials Marketplace are two of more popular online industrial reuse marketplaces. The extent and variety of these listings can attract enough buyers to create markets for just about anything, from surplus chemicals to salvaged wood. Craigslist and its business-world equivalents may seem to be nothing more than a gargantuan garage sale with a website. But this model has distinct advantages, as my study showed. The sheer number of listed items and people who list them is massive, boosting the chance that you might find something pretty similar to, if not exactly, what you need.   Suvrat Dhanorkar is assistant professor of supply chain management at Pennsylvania State University. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more



Tiger Woods in Contention at Arnold Palmer Tournament

Tiger Woods, eyeing a return to the No. 1 position in the golfing world, fired a 3-under 69 and rests four shots behind leader Justin Rose after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando.Woods has won this tournament seven times and has himself well-positioned after Day 1. The No. 2 player in the world behind Rory McIlroy said he did not play his best, but he managed his way around the course well enough to be right there.He made an eagle, four birdies to counter three bogeys in his round that started early Thursday. Most encouraging was his continued solid putting that was on display at the WGC-Cadillac Invitational, where two weeks ago he had a career-best 100 putts over 72 holes.“I played all right today. I didn’t hit it my best, that’s for sure,” Woods said. “But I scored well. I took care of the par-5s, but I didn’t birdie them the way I like to. I hit some bad shots, but was fortunate to get the ball on the green and make a putt.”Woods played the par-5s in 5 under par — he was 14 under on those holes last year. He hit 12 of 18 greens in regulation and had a respectable 28 putts.A couple of early par-saving putts and a 12-footer for an eagle at the 16th hole (his seventh) got Woods to 3 under before consecutive bogeys at the 17th and 18th holes. He then made birdies at the fourth, fifth and sixth holes before missing the green at the par-3 seventh and failing to get up and down.Woods was playing for the first time since winning his 17th World Golf Championship event and 76th PGA Tour title two weeks ago at Doral.A victory at Bay Hill would move Woods to No. 1 in the world for the first time since Oct. 31, 2010 — when he dropped from the top spot for the first time in over five years. McIlroy is not playing at Bay Hill.Rose shot a 7-under-par 65. read more


There was no designated penalty kick taker at United

first_imgPaul Pogba had a discussion with Alexis Sanchez over who should take Manchester United’s penalty kick on the Red Devils’ win on FridayIn an article by website Goal.com, Paul Pogba explained his discussion with Alexis Sanchez over who would take a penalty kick on Friday.At the 3rd minute mark on Old Trafford, Manchester United had the opportunity to take a penalty kick after Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey handled the ball inside the area.But French midfielder and Chilean Alexis Sanchez had a small discussion about who would take the penalty kick.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…After a while, Pogba won the argument and took his chance.The French World Champion scored his 12th goal with United in 58 matches.“Paul Pogba claims Manchester United had no designated penalty taker against Leicester City,” wrote Goal.com“And [he] says he is prepared to let Alexis Sanchez take the club’s next one after winning an argument with the Chilean.”last_img read more


Karius doesnt claim concussion as an excuse

first_imgThe Liverpool goalkeeper does not think this is a valid excuse to say his team lost against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions LeagueIn the 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Final, Liverpool was defeated 3-1 against Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine.During the match, goalkeeper Loris Karius made two mistakes that at the end cost the team goals and the trophy.He claims to have had a concussion after clashing with Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos, but the Spanish footballer has yet to apologize.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“No. I don’t think that he has got my number,” Karius was quoted by Team Talk.“He’s a hard player but I have nothing against him personally. I don’t know whether he did that on purpose, but that doesn’t matter to me in the end. Only one person knows and this is Sergio Ramos.”“I went down and thought: ‘What’s going on now?’ No reaction from the five referees. I felt the adrenaline rushing through my body and thought only about playing on,” he added.“A concussion was proven, and it harmed my spatial vision. The club asked me to go see a specialist. But again, I won’t use this as an excuse. I performed constantly throughout the whole season, so you can put it this way: under ordinary circumstances, I cannot explain those mistakes.”last_img read more


Exequiel Palacios to be Real Madrids first January signing

first_imgReal Madrid reportedly will shortly announce the signing of young River Plate star Exequiel PalaciosThe 20-year-old midfielder will become Real’s first signing of the January transfer window, despite there being another six weeks before it opens.Palacios is regarded as one of the brightest young prospects in South America and had reportedly captured the interest of several European giants.Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan were all believed to have expressed an interest.In August, Palacios revealed in an interview that he had turned down Serie A side Torino last year.But River Plate president Rodolfo D’Onofrio revealed that he had met with Real officials in regards to a deal for Palacios last week.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Now Marca reports Real director Emilio Butragueno has pulled off the deal after a minor delay due to River Plate’s reluctance to sell.The transfer is set to be announced after the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors.Los Blancos will reportedly compensate River Plate with over €20m for Palacios, who will sign a contract until June 2024 upon his arrival at Madrid in January.Since debuting in 2015, the Argentine has provided four goals and five assists in 38 games for River Plate.Palacios even made his first two appearances for the Argentina senior team in September.last_img read more


FA to investigate Raheem Sterling racial abuse

first_imgThe Football Association has announced that it’s conducting an investigation into the alleged racial abuse suffered by Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Television cameras picked up a couple of Chelsea supporters shouting alleged racial slurs at Sterling, as he went to pick up the ball for a City corner kick.Both Chelsea and the London Metropolitan Police have released statements saying they will be investigating the incident.Sterling released a statement on Instagram condemning the abuse on Sunday.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…According to Sky Sports, the English Football Association has now released a statement that read: “We take all allegations of discrimination extremely seriously and will work with the clubs and the relevant authorities to ensure this matter is dealt with appropriately.“We strongly condemn all forms of discrimination and encourage all fans and participants who believe that they have been the subject of, or witness to, discriminatory abuse to report it through the appropriate channels: The FA, our County FAs or our partners Kick It Out.”last_img read more